Most people understand each other without translation, although national language policies have done everything possible to convince them that without subtitles they could not understand one another.
Under these circumstances, what do people do with the culture that passed for Yugoslavia? Do they bury them deep in the mass grave of their memories? And then do they wait for someone to come and dig them up and uncover their disembodied parts for identification?
Mass For Yugoslavia is a theatrical exhumation of the corpse of Yugoslav culture and an embodiment of its diverse spirits. It stands in the twilight zone between failed socialist dreams and realized capitalist nightmares. The play undertakes an autopsy of some of Yugoslavia's most iconic artworks and reveals the paradox of brotherly love verging on deadly hatred - a paradox that has been dubbed Yugoslavia. It thrives on the tension between what Yugoslavia could be and what it has become. Between nostalgia for Yugoslavia and banning its memory, they choose neither.
No spoken text, music in Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, English, Slovenian, Greek with English surtitles
With Primož Bezjak, Uroš Kaurin, Jerko Marčić, Nika Mišković, Draga Potočnjak, Matej Recer, Blaž Šef
International co-production: Mladinako Theatre, Ljubljana; Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajc, Rijeka; BITEF, Belgrade; MOT, Skopje
As part of the 6th Berlin Autumn Salon 2023 LOST - YOU GO SLAVIA